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Monday, April 4, 2011
MRC Likes Rebecca Black Because She's Not Singing About Gays
Topic: Media Research Center

An April 1 MRC Culture & Media Institute article by Erin R. Brown comes to the defense of Rebecca Black and her "Friday" video, declaring it "a welcome relief from the relentless sexualization of chidlhood."

More importantly, she's not singing about people having inherent value no matter what their sexual orientation, unlike a certain other singer:

For instance, the video for Lady Gaga's chart-topping hit "Born This Way" on YouTube has only garnered a little over 28 million hits, compared to black's 69 million. The 'gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered' anthem from the pop sensation accrued more than 440,000 downloads in its first week. This radio and digital sales record-breaking song has yet to receive even half of the internet hits already obtained by the previously unknown teen.

Because, you know, Internet hits is always an indicator of quality of a video's content.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:09 AM EDT

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